PROVO Two Brigham Young University students have been selected for the Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship, a weeklong program for top minority broadcast students.
BYU students Marco Villarreal and Josh Molina were two of 10 students chosen by the Meredith Corp. and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University to participate in the fellowship.
Five of the 10 students automatically come from ASU and BYU is the only school to have two students chosen to fill the remaining slots.
The fellowship program, which began last January, is designed to identify candidates for newsroom jobs for stations around the country and to give promising broadcast journalismexperience.
In January, Villarreal and Molina will spend one week in the CBS 5 newsroom in Phoenix, where they will work with the station's reporters, producers, editors, videographers and instructors from the Cronkite school. Their work will include creating news packages and producing a 30-minute broadcast on deadline.